Give me that Old Time Religion!
We begin each service with a Scripture reading from the King...
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18
There has been a lot of talk about pride these days, so I thought it might be good for us, as Christians, as God’s people, to have a look at what the Bible says about pride.
Pride is never spoken of in a good light in the Bible. In fact, it is described as something that brings low, and that brings both shame and destruction. The Word of God confirms this over and over.
Throughout the Book of Proverbs in particular we read . . .
Proverbs 8:13; 11:2; 13:10; 16:18-19; 18:12; 29:23
It is clear from these Scriptures that pride is nothing to be proud of. In fact, pride brings people low, it brings shame, contention and destruction. See also Psalms 10:1-7; Obadiah 1:3-4
Pride is given in the Holy Scriptures as the sin of Lucifer. Isaiah 14:12-15
God hates pride. Proverbs 6:16-19
Pride is an abomination unto the LORD. Proverbs 16:2, 4-6
Pride brings men to their lowest depths. Pride weakens and brings both shame and destruction. It brings division and strife. It brings desolation. Pride is to be shunned. God resisteth the proud, meaning God sets Himself in battle array against the prideful. 1 Peter 5:5-7; James 4:6-10
Let the wicked forsake his way and turn to God, and He will abundantly pardon.
Amen! God deliver your people from the sin of pride.
Modal body text goes here.